CUPERTINO, Calif. – Dec. 7, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that the University of Southern California has purchased a license for 12,000 seats of Norton AntiVirus to protect its campus-wide network. USC, ranked among the top ten private universities in the United States with more than 28,000 total students, decided to migrate their license to Norton AntiVirus campus-wide and for students' home use.
"Norton AntiVirus provides the best protection available, we can be sure that our workstations are always protected against the latest virus threats," says Frank Callaham, USC's director of information technology services, Information Services Division. "Students and faculty can rely on Norton AntiVirus to protect their machines either on campus or at home while they're surfing the Internet, getting information from floppy disks or CDs."
USC will use Norton AntiVirus to guard against viruses and other malicious code at all entry points, including e-mail attachments and Internet downloads. Norton AntiVirus is built on sophisticated and powerful detection technologies such as Striker/Striker32, Bloodhound as well as delivery mechanisms such as Scan and Deliver, LiveUpdate, and NAVEX. Together, these technologies will protect USC workstations and servers from viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, password stealers, and malicious code in ActiveX controls and Java applets, thereby preventing the downtime and lost productivity that result from the infection and spread of destructive code.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides content security solutions to enterprise organizations and helps companies manage and support workforces that use computers and other mobile devices.
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